Posted in Milestones & Development, Toddlers

My son took his first steps two weeks ago then stopped walking or wanting to stand on his own.

Has anyone experienced a regression where the child was able to walk on his own then two weeks later doesn’t want to stand or walk by himself anymore? It’s so frustrating because we were so excited about his progress.

  • Jessica
    Sep 08, 2018

    How old is he? I don’t have experience with this specifically but I can tell you that with both of my girls I’ve noticed that they will achieve a milestone and then stop doing it or not do it again for a month or two, and then go back to doing it. For example my daughter said mama for a week and then stopped saying it for a month, and is now back to saying it. I’ve seen this with other milestones too.

  • Momof1
    Sep 08, 2018

    He is 13 months now. It is frustrating!

  • Nicole
    Sep 26, 2018

    My daughter did the same. I believe it was because she would fall or stumble on a few things on the floor. A few weeks later, she started walking again and I'd say say "watch out" whenever there was something she should watch out for. She slowly gained confidence and is now 16 months old and walking on her own, and she says "watch out" to herself our loud. Walking is more mental than physical; allow your child to go at his own pace.

  • Momof1
    Sep 26, 2018

    Thank you! He is walking again! Just needed a break from the excitement I guess. :) now he has more confidence